Condominium & Property Owners' Association Acts; notice for requests to examine association records. (HB550)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patrons Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), and Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; notice for requests to examine association records. Provides that the right of examination of association books and records may be exercised upon five business days' written notice for a professionally managed association and 10 business days' written notice for a self-managed association, which notice reasonably identifies the purpose for the request and the specific books and records of the association requested. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103283D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/14/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/16/2014Reported from General Laws with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2014Read first time
01/21/2014Read second time
01/21/2014Committee amendments agreed to
01/21/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB550E
01/21/2014Printed as engrossed 14103283D-E
01/22/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/22/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/17/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N)
02/19/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2014Read third time
02/20/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB550ER)
02/24/2014Signed by Speaker
02/26/2014Signed by President
03/07/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 207 (effective 7/1/14)
03/07/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0207)


Ben Dover, Homeowner writes:

Delegate Filler Corn:

Why does the Board need to know the "purpose" of my request to see records?

Are there "good purposes" and "bad purposes"?

Suppose the Board doesn't think that I've got a "good purpose" if I just say that I want to understand better how my assessment money is being spent? Suppose they don't think I need the information if my purpose is to do research because I'm thinking about running for the Board?

Who decides whether the purpose I state is sufficient? The Board?

Please tell us that you'll fix this Bill.